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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, April 30, 1895
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John Grays COR ft Eft ON Chenille Covers' md at the lowest ponBlble figure*. Every lady wants * new cover for her stand when eprinp house cleaning is over and John Gray's is the place to get one. P. 8.— Afcothercase of those bar- galng bed spreada are on the way •ad will be In thin week. These are positively the best bargains • ever offered. Go and look even if you do not intend to buy. ,: • State National Bank, Logan.sport, Indiana. CAPITAL _ $200,000 t. W. JOHBSOS, PHIS. S. W. BIXKHT, Tier Pias H. T. UKITDRJSIC. CASDIKII. —DIKKCTOK8.— I.r.Jonnion S. W. Ullery. J.T.EWott, w. M. Elliott, W. H. Snider. Buy and nell Government Bonds. Loan money on personal security and collaterals. Issue special oer- .Ufloates of deposit bearing 8 per cent -when left one year; 2 pur cent per annnm when deposited 6 month*. Boxes in Safety Deposit Vaults oJ tfalii bank for the deposit of deeds, Insurance policies, mortgages and other valuables, rented at from $6 •So f 15 per year HOYT'S Sure Cure: for Piles._ LruxiiTT CKNTKH,O., Feb. 15, ISM. I moSuieartlly recomm'nnd "Hoyt's Sure Care for Plies" to all who sutler from this unporlnK (Ilieiiw I suffered with Piles for yearn, find tried wrteas romedlet, none of which nlZorded more BEtomSSSrJrelief. >boat »lx months ago I procured one tube of Hoyt'8 Sure Cure lor Piles Mid nsed It according to directions two weeks, at theend of which tmm the ulcers disappeared and nave not sln:e returned. I believe the wire tt complete. D- 8. JlLBtS. lake Erie & Western. Peru Union SUtlon, .•fhroriKh tickets sold to points In; the United •'Hte.-tnna Canada. SOUTH.: Anlre.. Depart. ,o. niaminosx.. ,,. So. 23 Still I & Express S ....... 11 :28 a ra 11 :45 a m No. 26 Toledo Kxnre.ss, 3 ...... 326 p m No.20Kvnnlni! Express S..._ 8 JO p m SOUTH. Arrive. ' Depart. •10. m Miill & Express 6 ...... 10:12 ti m 10:22 a m ' No. i2 incblviin City !>•...-.... 4:30 P m J:*S P m Ho 2t Detroit Kxpresm S...... . 9*6 p m •No, 160 Accommodation Sf" 7:00 am . D. Dal'y. S. Dully except Sunday, •No 22 noes not nm north of Pern Sundays. fBuiis MonOii)*, WeUnendnys Fildaya iind Sun- tfR uii , Tuesday, Thursday and Satur- uiilon depot connections at Bloomlngton «nd ."eorla for points west, southwest and northwest. " Direct connection" made at Lima, Jfoittorla, Trtmont or Sandoskj for all points east. Immediate connections at Tlpton with trains an Mam Line mull. AM. C. Dlv., lor all polnta North, South, East and West. •H«u. iDdlua, C. K. 1 COMING DOWN! AW th* prices on bicycles, f*o low jr* they now, Xbnt they me within iwicJb ot all, old and younp, rleli and poor cnn t'njoy itienisolves alike. High grade bicycles for f-15 At tha BURGMAN iCYCLE ico. . OkH ind «ee for yourself. : H««daaarters ot the Bicycle Messenger Serrtce 421MABKKTST. "" PHONE 80, WANTED. AIX3JUN W1NTKD to lell th« Bapld Dteb wSbMto th» wbol'Mto «i<J retail trace. *UiedLHbe»1n 2 minutes wtth- wrtttaftlieanew,$75• *wekand eip*n«M n:nohar<J wort; ran make JflOO a w. P. Hirruou 4 Co., Clwk No. Published every day In the week (except Monday By tbe LOOAMPOBI;JOCSKAL Co. W. 3. WRIGHT A. HABDY • • C. W. GRATES - g. B. BO?ZB VlCB SlCKl TIB ' TRXASCKIK Price pep Annum Price per Month $6.00 . BO THE OrnciAL PAPIB OF THB CITT. [Entered M Moond-olftM matter at the togiDt- portf out Offloe, yebroary 8,1WS.1 TUESDAY MORNIMG, APRIL 30. THE SILVEB QUESTION. The Bilver agitation is the natural sequence of the recent depression ab the Greenback movemeDt that of the paulo of 1878. The preeent infla~ tlon tendency however, differs from the Greenback movement in that the Greenback movement did not propose to give the owners of the paper mills of the country the benefit of the national fiat making a dollar of a piece of paper while the silver movement proposes to enhance the value of silver by national decree,the Increased value'going entirely to th'e owners of silver mines and this generosity at the expense of the taxpayers of America ie not to stop with American silver, but is to enrich tho silver producers of the entire world. Either the free coinage of silver will enhance the price of silver or it will not. If it will, then the producers of sliver wlil have the value of their output IE- creased by legislation partial to them. If it will not, then the American wage earner and producer must accept lor hla returns a depreciated our. rency with a half-purchaslnjf power in foreign markets. The proposition for free coinage at the present actual ( parity is rejected with acorn by the sllver-ltes and yet it is probable that the United States could maintain that parity and provide free coinage for those who advocate it simply ae a measure to increase tho per capita circulating medium. It is rejected becnuse it does not give to the silver producers their special gain which they are no more entitled to at tho hands of & national congress than are the American farmers who junt" as honestly are entitled to dollar wheat by legislative enactment. Our silver question is n- rnrlrus question, oneQfor study and rellectiou now. The demagogue must be avoided. Learn the principles of the man de. olaring for blmetalism and preserving a discreet silence ae to method. All are for heaven, the issue is the route. It 1» difficult to advance wages. Is the worklngman, with wages unchanged, to be paid in a cheap silver currency having one-half the purchasing power of the present currency? Is the laboring man wbo has laid away a few dollars Jfor * rainy day to have one half of that sum appropriated by a governmental decree giving hie hundred dollars one-half the purchasing power it had when he worked for it and laid it away? Any legislation changing the power of our currency is legislative robbery, and no matter in whose interest it may be enacted it is wrong. On the other hand no valid objection can be raised to an increase of the per capita circulating medium if it shall be done honorably, (hough in truth the whole question IB not how to get more doU lars but how to get more of them, an individual question not a national one. But as was slated this is a time for study, not for rash conclusions or hasty statements. Read the teachings of Coin to learn the truth, not to ac« cept his fallacies for they are many. And above all pin your faith to the Grand Old Republican Party which will solve this question as it has all •there that have perplexed the nation. THK seventy-fifth annivemry of the birth of General Grant" waa fittingly observed at Chicago where the exercise* were attended by the dead hero's widow. SIKA.TOR TUSFIK'I keynote would indicate that the Democratic ••barrel" campaign had given place to that of BLUE BLOODED PAUPEKS. Relative a of Titled Europeans Who Live Upon Charity. F*null«u Dependent* with Extr»ntMt Tmite« Who Are Constantly In Need of Pecuniary Aulit- •nce. Queen Christina of Spain passes her time \D extricating her mother-in- law, ex-Queen Isabella, from her financial entanglements and in providin^for the wants of the sisters of Queen Isabella's husband. Most of these princesses, says thfl New York Tribune, have turned out badly, having 'fallen into financial difficulties, and In at least two cases dyintf penniless, leaving no means of existence to their children. Of the latter, the late duke of Durcal was so impoverished that he was driven to crime by want and had several warrants out for his arrest at the moment when sudden•• and mysterious death overtook him ftt Tarls. There are many people who will remember him in New York in connection with his attempt to dispose of a collection of old musters of doubtful authenticity, which were about all he had inherited from his father. There are no less thun one hundred and thirty archduchesses of the imperial house of Austria, and while there are some, such us Rainer, Frederick, Francis Ferdinand uucl Charles Louis, who are rich beyond tho dreams of avarice, yet the majority of them are terribly poor, the average allowance made by tho emperor to the archdukes, and which constitutes, as a rule, their sole income, being- sbc thousand dollars a year. This was the allowance received from the crown—that is, from the family property—by tho now missing Archduke John, and it is believed that tho impossibility of maintaining his imperial dignity upon such a pittance had a good deal to do with his sensational surrender of his rank and prerogatives and his disappearance from human ken under the plebeian name of John Orth. King Humbert's poor relations are his brother's widow, the young duchess of Aosta, born Bonaparte—who, though tier husband left her practically penniless, is terribly extravagant and constantly ia financial straits—and the natural children of Victor Emmanuel half brothers of Humbert; and ho has .ikewise been called upon to keep tho wolf from tho door of tho children of lis relative, Prince Eugene of Savoy, who died a few years ago. The king of Sweden's younger children are the reverse of well off, and without prospects, which may account for the difficulty which they seem to experience in finding wives among, the, European princesses. The late king managed by means of some legal technicality to'get hold of all the available crown property, which he bequeathed n its entirety to his • only daughter, now crown princess of Denmark. Tho attcr, the giantess among tho royal and imperial princesses in the old world, is the only ono of the Danish royal family who is so rich, tho brothers of King Christian being absolutely penniless and completely dependent ipon his charity. The widowed Queen Pia of Portugal, vho has inherited the extravagant tastes of her father, King Victor Emmanuel,' is known to be constantly in financial difficulties, from which she is ex- ;ricatecl in turn by her son, Kin.T Caros, and b;- her'b'-oUi^-, Kl'-y Humbert. In Russia, the czar* notwithstanding his practically unlimited wealth, has jecn compelled to put in operation a sliding scale of allowances to his relatives, whose income from tho family >roperty is rated in proportion to the learness or remoteness of their kinship ,o the sovereign for the time being, kloreover, they lose their imperial at- .ributes, titles and prerogatives in tho ourth generation of descent from the crown, becoming mere nobles and ceas- ng to bo grand dukes. Young King Alexander of Servia has only one poor relation, who, however, s a host in himself, for there is no more persistently impecunious royal >ersonage in Europe than his father, he disreputable King Milan, whose demands for money are a constant drain upon IJs son's purse, and upon the by no means wealthy Servian exchequer, his exactions being usually complied vith from a feeling of apprehension vith regard to tho questionable means which he is likely to employ for the purpose of "raising the wind." _It vonld be with a sentiment of relief that Servians would hear that he had wen incited by a spirit of emulation to 'ollow the example of Countess' Jleichen and to earn his own livelihood >y a professional career. Inasmuch as lis voice is particularly husky and not >recisely suited for the concert hall, he night possibly find employment as croupier at the gambling tables of Monte Carlo, where the presence of a real king appealing to visitors to "make ,heir play" would assuredly constitute : drawing feature among the waning its-actions of that plague spot of Jurope. BRICKWORK BUILT TO STAY. Remarkiibl* Strength of a Structure B»- contlT DemolUhed In LlTerpool. In demolishing a part of the Albert •warehouses in Liverpool,.belonging to the Mersey docks and harbor board, it occurred to the assistant engineer in charge of the work to make some in- Testigations into the strength of the- old brickwork. The wall was built about fifty years ago of hand-made bricks, laid in ground . mortar made with Flintshire lime. This lime is tn a h degree hydraulic and has a reputation of making mortar of exceptionally good quality. The Journal of the Boyal Institute of British archltecta, •which describes the investigation, stotea that t^ en^^eer conce^ In the form of a horizontal .beam, Kav- ing a twelve-foot span and measuring about two feet square in section, seven courses hi the height of a two-foot wall. The ends of the beams were not cut free- from the rest of the work. This beam was then loaded with all the weight that could be conveniently piled upon it, with no appreciable deflection or other sign of weakness resulting. Two courses were then cut off and the whole weight again put on, but without result. The beam was further reduced by a course, leaving It four courses, or fourteen inches deep, and the ends were also cut free from the other work—the mortar beds of the twelve-inch bearings being left untouched. A centrally placed load of five tons fifteen hundred weight was then gradually piled upon it, and was borne for several days without apparent effect upon the brickwork. Finally tho weight was Incressod to »lx tons nine hundred-weight twenty-three pounds, which .was sustained for thirty hours, when the beam collapsed during the night and came down in pieces more like broken timber than anything elpe. Other tests were made with similarly astonishing results, but tho above are sufficient .to show what really first- rate brickwork in hydra ulic lime will stand. JAPAN'S HIGH AMBITION. She Hopes to Be the Cantor of » New nnd HIeh Civilization. In "The Far East," a book by Mr. Henry Norton, appears tho following speech, made by Count Okuma, ex-minister of foreign affairs, in the Japanese diet juat after the present war began. It is probably a good summing up of Japanese hopes and feelings. "The European powers are already showing symptoms of decay, and tho next century will sec their constitutions shattered and their empires in ruins. Even if this should not quite happen, their resources will have become exhausted in unsuccessful attempts -at colonization... Therefore, who is fit to be their proper successors if not ourselves? What nation except Germany, France, Russia, Austria and Italy can put two hundred thousand men Into the field inside of a month? As to their finance, there is no country where tho disposal of surplus revenues gives rise to so .much political discussion. "As to intellectual power, tho Japanese mind is in every way equal to the European mind. More than this, have not the Japanese opened a way to the perfection of a discovery in which foreigners have not succeeded even after years of labor? Our people astonish even the French, who are the most skillful among artisans, by the cleverness of their work. It is true the Japanese are small of stature, but the superiority of tho body depends more .on its constitution than on Its size. If .treaty revision were completed, and Japan completely victorious over China, we should become one of tho chief powers of tho world, and no power could engage in any movement without first consulting us. Japan could then enter into competition with Europe as tho representative of tho oriental races." HE WANTED TO LICK ENGLAND. Highest of all in Leavening Fewer.—I-slest U, S. Gov't Report Amuilnz Interview with in Irishman Which Secretary Greshum Enjoyed. Secretary Greshnm usually walks from his hotel to the state department. The other morning:, says the Washing 1 ? ton Post, while on his way through 'Lafayette park he was stopped by a little, white-haired old Irishman, who doited his hat, and, holding it. in his hand, thus accosted him: "Is this Judge Gresham?" "Put on your hat, fay man, or you'll catch the grip,", the secretary replied. "I am tho judge." "Well, judge," the little old man replied, "it's just this way: I have been reading- in the papers that we stood a good chanco. to have a war with England. I have been waiting- for such a chance to get in a few licks for the old country ever since I left St. Patrick's blessed land. Sure, and I hope you are not going to take it away from mo now." •"And so you want to go war?" the- secretary asked. "Indeed I do, if England's tho spal- peen to be licked, though I know I would get killed. But when I came back, judge, sure I would vote for you for president." "Well," said Secretary Gresham, restraining- a-smile, "send your address to the state department, und if we have war I'll notify you in time to get ready." Lady Randolph CharchIU'8 Tattoolne- Lady Randolph Churchill, it is said, is the only woman in the English peerage who can boast of having been tattooed. The operation was performed while traveling in India and was; suggested by noticing the process being done by a British soldier on a sailor. She had the artist brought before her and asked for some designs. He suggested the symbol of eternity—a snake holding its tail in its mouth. Lady Churchill was pleased and decided on it, although, her husband warmly protested. The result, according to hearsay, is a beautifully executed snake coiled round the arm above the wrist. As a rule, a broad gold hand covers it, but personal friends have seen it and heard story of the tattooing. Vlucher Is Xot Sensitive. Col. Will L. Visscher, the humorist,, enjoys his reputation for homeliness. Speaking of his yearnings for comeliness, the humorist said: ••When I married and had a little daughter, I had I some onewno really, admired me. To her I was an Apollo. ; One day Bill Kye •was in mv office with me, and my little girl came" in and began making love to me,.as was her way, calling me all sorts of sweet.names. '2fice papa,'said she; Nye turned^aronnd and A WJFE'S HEROISM. BU«S«TC« Ilrr Hatband'* t-lfn WH'Jo Her- Helf Soruly \Voundurt. "Do you so love him that you could die for him?" asked a spinster of a lady of whoso engagement she had just heard. "No, but 1 love him well enough to live with him," was the bright reply. The following story is of an Irish lass whose love enable d her not only to live in the lonely Chicago lighthouse, but to save her husband at the expense of great suffering. This Chicago light is at a place called the Crib, two miles out in the lake, and surmounts the massive masonry at the entrance to the tunnel, which receives the water supply of the city. One day in the -early winter, says the Youth's Companion, the keeper was obliged to go on shore for supplies. A sudden storm prevented his immediate return, but he had no fear that the lighta would be allowed to go out in his absence. Two or three days later, when the tempest had abated, though the sen, still ran high, he ma.de his way toward home as best he could. His wife was ready at the window of the tower, and drew up his little cargo with a rope, which she lowered again for him. Just at that moment his boat was swept out from under his feet Slowly and more slowlj- he was drawn up, till finally he was at the window's edge—aud then a gust of wind struck him und tossed h im back into the surging waters. Again the rope was thrown him, and after a little he clutched iU and again up the side of that stone tower painfully and slowly did tho little woman draw her husband, tossed back and forth by the wind. Again he reached the window—a long, strong pull and he was safe. As ho climbed into the room his wife fainted away, and he found her clothes worn through, where she had braced her knees against the stone wall; her wedding ring was gone; her left arm was torn at the elbow. When she came to herself, and they could talk together, she explained that when he full her ring was pulled from her finger and her arm wounded. "But," said the heroine, "you know that was .no time to faint, and so t drew that rope up with my right hand and my teeth." . . • - DRUGS BEHIND THE BAR. Mixed *Ith Other Stimulants and Served t« Cnstomeri Out of Sort*. Nowadays the bar in cities has he- come, with regard to its stock and the character of its concoctions, almost as complicated as a drug store. As a matter of fact, most of the bars about New York have, in a way, gone into the drug and prescription business. Behind their mahogany counters and lined up in front ol the French plate and ranged upon their shelves, says the Pittsburgh Dispatch, arc to .bo seen a hundred different liquors and cordials and drugs. Jars and bottles of bromides and bitters and powerful drugs of various descriptions decorate the sideboard. All of these enter into the daily consumption of those who more and more often seek the saloon rather than the drug store for their medicinal remedies. The prescription business of the fashionable bar is a very big and growing business. Men with headaches, stomachaches, colds, coughs, consumption, that tired feeling, loss of appetite, lassitude, etc., rely upon the bartender rather than upon the doctor or drug clerk. This implicit confidence is often amusing to the bartender himself, as well as to those who are drinking for tho fun of it. Anybody who has ever patronized a bar for beverages must have seen and heard the men who approach it for their medisine. "I feel miserable right here," placing his band on his stomach, perhaps. "What ought I to drink?" "Oh, I'll fix you'up," says the bartender, grabbing a small bottle in the rear. He pours a little into a glass, then he grabs another bottle and pours something else on top of it and squirts in a jet of bitters and a jet of absinthe, and stirs them up in a glass of ice and strains the concoction off into a cocktail glass. Mean while the customer pays little or no attention to this, but promptly swallows it when it is ready, lie doesn't know wbat-it is or whether it is injurious or beneficial to him. But the powerful stimulating quality of the mixture probably "sets him up" in a few minutes. In tho middle of his conversar tion ho is conscious of this, and when the next round is ordered be promptly savs he will take another of the same sort. "That stuff seems to make me come around all right," he remarks.- "What do you call it?" "Oh, I don't know," responds the bartender, with a smile. "It's a 'pick me up' we're on to." And he straightway prepares another. He knows it is not a beverage, but his customer asks for It, and the responsibility is at once shifted. He will mix half a dozen of them and see them absorbed with that calm indifference which is the habit of his profession. It is the other fellow's stomach and brain and nervous organization. CHINESE LAWS PECULIAR. Flowery Kingdom I* "Well Gonnwd But • iMTftly aelf.Rnled. . ' - •tThe home life of, the Chinese," said WilliamBnwell,'-ofShanghai, "mppeaw, tolje biit: iitti*iindewiooa,;oatodde • <at the limit*^ ^ ! The most powerful institution.to Chin* '• is the- family. The moirt remarkable) attribute of the family ia it» ability to exercise judicial power* upon Its mem-, bers. If a Chinaman commits » minor, offense, tho law, OK we term it, take* no cofjnizance -of tho case. Tho family takes upon itself the punishment of tha offender by flogging or imprisonment* and the compensation of the injured' party. It is only in the graveroffenses, such as murder, that the culprit is I handed over to judicial authority. ' "The ability of tho Chinese family to sustain its feudal prerogatives is owing 1 to its being part and parcel of the land itself. There are no landlords in China. The land is the property of the state, and the occupiers pay a small tax to the former for the use of it This tax must be paid whether the land is cultivated or not; no family, therefore, mokes itself responsible for more land than its members can care for. The state further reserves the right, where the occupiers do not do justice to their holdings, to dispossess them and relet it. This land tax ranges from twelve to forty cents per acre and tho average size of each holding is nine acres. Apart from this glebe, each family has tho inalienable right to two acres of land, which is strictly entailed upon the family, and ruruishesthe site of the homestead. The members of the family who, in trying their luck in the adjacent cities, fail to make a success have always the ancestral home to fall back upon, and the accompanying farm, to work on and live by. A poor law is 'unknown in China, and failure is not to be found in the lexicon of the laboring clnss. Another point which young-- er nations might incorporate in then- code is the respect paid to the aged in China, The old people are assigned the best rooms in the family home, and are not in any way looked upon as worn out or undesirable relations. Such conditions have obtained for hundreds of years and suggest the thought that, wanting as the Chinese have of, late, been found in tho fighting arena, as home rulers they can give points to- the remainder of the universe." BUILDING A NEW EMPIRE. How RuMla li Rapidly Developing the KUhoi of Kmtern 8)berln. In her interesting letters to the St. James Gazette Mrs. Bishop draws a striking picture of the manner in which the Russian government is opening up the fertile regions of eastern Siberia'. Nikoloskoye is a place of fifteen thousand inhabitants, the center of a large government ilourm.il] and elaborate barracks. For many rnile.s on either side the new Siberian railroad passes- through neat villages and prosperous farms. "From Spasskojc," says Mrs. Bishop, "and eastof the Hanka lake up to Ussuri, the magnificent region is '. waiting to be peopled. Grass, timber,- j water, coal, asoil as rich as the prairies of Illinois, and a climata not only favorable to agriculture, but to human health, all await the settler; and the. broad, unoccupied and fertile lands which Russian Manchuria offers arct capable of supporting a population of many millions. Here Russia is laying solidly the foundations of a new empire, which she purposes to make a homogeneous one. 'Xo foreigner need apply;' One thousand families, assisted emigrants from Russia of the best class, will come out next year, and the number is to increase progressively. Each head of an emigrating household has to deposit six hundred roubles with a government official on leaving Odessa, which he receives on landing in Siberia. The emigrants, on reaching Vladivos- tock, are lodged in excellent emigrant barracks, and can buy tha necessary agricultural implements at cost price from a government depot. Already along the railroad houses are springing up; and, if security can be obtained, there is nothing to prevent the country from being peopled up to the Chinese frontier, the rivers Sungacha and Us- suri, which form the boundary from the Hanka lako to Khabarofflin, on the Amur, giving a considerable protection, from brigandage." nenry M- Stanley Under Pity. According to the Belgian blue book on the subject of the purchase of the Congo Free State it appears that Henry II. Stanley receives from the king of Belgium two thousand pounds sterling a year when on duty in Africa and one thousand pounds sterling when in Europe. While in the service he roust neither publish a book nor deliver a __ lecture without the king's permission. What Zoa Phora won't do for WOMANKIND no medicine

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